CSI presented human rights issues in Armenia to the UN
03.04.2013 | Position
“For 5 years the law-enforcement bodies were not able to investigate 10 murders of March 1, 2008 because they have been looking for perpetrators among the protestors and could not identify,- says CSI President Arman Danielyan and suggests the SIS to pay attention to the conduct of the law enforcement bodies as well.
The study has revealed the cases involving violations of the rights of juveniles
13.03.2013 | Position
On March 13, 2013 Study on Ill-treatment and Torture against Juveniles in the Republic of Armenia was presented in Yerevan. The study was conducted in cooperation of UNICEF, Civil Society Institute and Penal Reform International organizations together with the Office of Human Rights Defender and funded by the EU.
The new draft code envisages to reduce the practice of application of arrest in Armenia
04.02.2013 | Point of View
A new draft Criminal Procedure Code of Armenia significantly differs from the current one. This opinion is shared by the members of the working group, which has drafted the new Criminal Procedure Code. The new draft Code was created following research of the judicial practice, and taking into account the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights and practice of the European Court on Human Rights.
The young man who had been subjected to violence at the Police, terminated the hunger strike
15.01.2013 | Point of View
Detainee of “Nubarashen” penitentiary institution Robert Hovsepyan who went on termless hunger strike since 9 January 2013 terminated the hunger strike on 12 January being persuaded by his defense attorney.
28 year-old young man is accused for theft. However he states that he is innocent and his self-incriminatory testimonies were extracted through torture.
Human Rights in Armenia in 2012: Torture and Right to Fair Trial
08.01.2013 | Point of View
In Armenia no significant progress was registered in regard to struggle against torture. There are still many instances of torture, because perpetrators mainly are not adequately punished. This conclusion was made by a member of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, President of Civil Society Institute, Arman Danielyan.
The verdict on “Mataghis” case was announced
18.12.2012 | News
The Court acquitted Araik Zalyan, Razmik Sargysan and Musa Serobyan who were accused of murdering two of their fellow conscript soldiers in 2003 at Mataghis military unit.
Human Rights Organizations are Concerned with the Administration of Justice in Armenia
14.12.2012 | Position
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), its member organisation in Armenia, the Civil Society Institute (CSI), and Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), released a briefing paper outlining serious concerns regarding the functioning of the justice system in the Republic of Armenia.
The number of ECHR decisions against Armenia increases: what is the reason and who is responsible?
19.10.2012 | Point of View
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) makes decisions one after another against Armenia. According to lawyers, the reason lay in systemic problems, and the number of decisions against Armenia will continue to increase. The Ministry of Justice states that the problem is in legislative discrepancies, which are in the process of smoothing out.
No report was presented to the soldiers’ parents
18.09.2012 | Point of View
The joint reference submitted by the parents of the 8 servicemen died in the army in time of peace and the RA Human Rights Defender remained unreciprocated. Non formal working group established within the National Assembly with the aim to examine the breaches during the investigation of soldiers’ deaths cases presented neither clarifications nor reports to the parents within one year.
Death of Vahe Avetyan should be qualified as a murder in aggravating circumstances
10.09.2012 | Interview
Interview with Lusine Hakobyan, the defense attorney presenting interests of legal successor of Vahe Avetyan who was beaten to death at “Harsnaqar” restaurant and other victims of the case